At the Birdfeeder: Woodpeckers

A few more visitors to my yard. I was thrilled to catch sight of this very shy guy looking for food. Based on its markings, it appears to be a Northern Flicker, and a pretty good-sized bird. It didn’t visit very often, and when it did it was very hard to get a photo; it flew away anytime it saw me move inside the house. Eventually, it was chased away by a flock of starlings for good sometime in June.

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This beautiful little Downy Woodpecker couple came to the feeder regularly; normally the male, with its beautiful red head, arrived first, followed by the female a few minutes after he left.

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Downy Woodpecker Male

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Downy Woodpecker Female

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